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“God's Own Country”

Veit Erlmann

in Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination

Published in print July 1999 | ISBN: 9780195123678
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199868797 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123678.003.0008
“God's Own Country”

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After the failure of the first tour to England, members of the African Choir regrouped and undertook a second tour of England, Canada, and the United States. This chapter chronicles this epic journey and how it lead to the foundation of the A.M.E. Church in South Africa. African-American spirituals played a key role in these black diasporic contacts and were at the center of an emerging black counter-public.

Keywords: United States; Canada; England; A.M.E; Ethiopianism; African-American; spirituals; diaspora

Chapter.  10286 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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